Bill Hillman's Monthly Military Tribute
AS YOU WERE . . .
WAR YEARS ECLECTICA
May 2020
2020.05 Edition

VIRDEN DAYS :: Pt. II
MEMORIES OF NO. 19 E.F.T.S ~ R.C.A.F.
1941 - 1944

VIRDEN DAYS is a Giant Souvenir BCATP Book from WWII.
I have scanned and displayed  the many pages of text and photos of  the book
across three issues of AS YOU WERE . . .: APRIL ~ MAY ~ JUNE
The photos were taken by Nicholas Morant of the National Film Board of Canada

The book is from the collection of Randy Pierce.


VIRDEN DAYS
A Partial Record of No. 19 Elementary Flying Training School
R.C.A..F ~ Virden  Man.
Operated By Virden Flying Training School, Ltd
1941-1944
To All The Grand Fellows: Instructors, Students and Staff
Who Made Number Nineteen A Place of Happy Memories
This Souvenir Is Dedicated

 


"THAT'S THE ASSISTANT C. F. I."
* F/L. W. J. ("Bill) McFee ~ 1941-42
* F/L.W. M. ("Wilf") Steeves ~ 1943-44
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* The Line


MISCELLANEOUS CHARACTERS

"What did you do in the war, Daddy?"
How did you help us win?"
"Circuits and bumps and steep turns, laddie,
And how to get out of a spin."
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* "Average aircraft serviceability, 92.7 1/2"
* B*z*z*!!!
* They Kept Us Flying
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SPECIALISTS

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"Stores will have it"
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"Better ask Works and Bricks"
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* Sheet Parade
* That laundry headache again ~ or is it drycleaning?
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THEY MADE US OUR GARDENS

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THE LOUNGES

Officers'

The Ladies'Auxiliary

Airmen's

N.C/Os'


A SAD DUTY

"The nearest R.C.A.F. Station will provide the escort."
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BONUS FEATURE
Another Presentation from Our
BCATP Station Magazines Archive
AIRMAN'S POST Scans by Harry Hayward
Read all 12 pages in PDF at:
www.airmuseum.ca/reprints/ap/AP_40dec.pdf


Click for full-size Preview Collage


VIRDEN DAYS :: MEMORIES OF NO. 19 E.F.T.S ~ R.C.A.F. :: 1941 - 1944

As You Were. . . April 2020
VIRDEN DAYS PART I
2020.04 Edition
As You Were. . . May 2020
VIRDEN DAYS PART II
2020.05 Edition
As You Were. . . June 2020
VIRDEN DAYS PART III
2020.06 Edition
As You Were. . . July 2020
VIRDEN DAYS PART IV
2020.07 Edition

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